Best Places For Apple Picking Near Los Angeles That Are Open!

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Find The Best Apple Picking Spots Near Los Angeles, September 2020

Apple Season begins Labor's day weekend and runs through Thanksgiving weekend, and if you like apples, you would love apple picking. We have found you the best apple farms and orchards that are about an hour to hours and a half drive from Los Angeles, where you can pick your own apples, press apple cider, and enjoy a day on a farm!

Here is a full list of farms and orchards that are open for Apple Picking in Fall 2020:

Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard

12131 S. Oak Glen Rd.

Oak Glen, CA 92399

Stone Soup Farm is home to a 130 year old heirloom apple orchard and provides a unique u-picking experience. U-pick apple picking will begin the first weekend in October at this farm from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends. The farm provides apple bags at the introduction talk before picking begins. And you pay for what you pick. At the conclusion of picking, apples are weighed for purchase.

You can also enjoy cider pressing here. All u-pressing is by sign up and by a first-come, first-serve basis for $23 per gallon. Test your frontier skills at the tomahawk and archery range. A favorite with families with unlimited fun, which is included in your admission of $5 per person. 

Riley's Farm

12261 South Oak Glen Rd.

Oak Glenn, CA

Riley’s Farm is famous for its apples, and they’re proud to have one of the largest orchards in The Glen. They support a large assortment of apples, with over 30 varieties. They have trees that are over a hundred years old, planted by the original Oak Glen family. They specialize in “heirloom” apples, which are apples that have been all but forgotten until recently. They also grow pears, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, Ollalieberries, pumpkins and a small crop of peaches. The farm is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Other activities at this farm are Revolutionary War Adventure, The Civil War Adventure, Gold Rush Adventure, Old Joe Homestead Tour, and Colonial Farm Life Adventure. (These events may not be available during social distancing. check the calendar for available events.)

Los Rios Rancho

39611 Oak Glen Rd.

Oak Glen, CA 92399

Los Rios Rancho has a seasonal fruit picking stand located across Oak Glen Road. From the stand you can pick apples, berries, pumpkins, and nuts. They have U-Pick Apples and U-press Cider available this year starting Labor Day Weekend which extends through Thanksgiving. You pick your own apples in the bags that the farm provides, and pay for what you've picked. They also offer locally grown apples in the country store year-round.

You can also get a tour around the orchards in a wagon pulled by horses or a farm tractors. Some of the rides are guided and include interesting historical facts and information about how the farm functions. Join on the weekends and holidays throughout the fall for live music on small lawn in front of the bakery.

Willowbrook Apple Farm

12099 South Oak Glen Rd.

Oak Glen, CA 92399

Enjoy a day apple picking in the country at this small family farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 4pm. Willowbrook Apple Farm is only an hour and a half drive from Los Angeles and Orange County, where you can pick your own fresh, crisp Stayman Winesap apples, and make your own cider using an old fashioned cider press. You can also visit the farm animals, and take pictures on vintage tractors. Fill your bag pay a flat rate on your way out.

The farm also invites you to spend an evening around the bonfire, enjoying some laughter and making a memory that will last a lifetime. Their wine tasting and s’more events are held every Saturday and Sunday at 4pm during the months of September and October.

Oak Tree Village

38480 Oak Glen Rd.

Oak Glen, CA

There is no apple picking at Oak Tree Village, but you can enjoy the famous Apple Annie's Restaurant on site with delicious apple pies, and heart-warming meals; a candy shop; and many charming stores and shops. The Restaurant is open seven days a week. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, don't forget to make a wish at the little wishing well while you visit.

Snow-Line Orchard

39400 Oak Glen Rd.

Yucaipa, CA

Snow-Line doesn’t offer u-pick apples but they do have apples available for purchase from the end of August through the end of apple season. And the original packing shed, historic cider mill, ancient chestnut tree, and beautiful picnic grounds make the perfect backdrop for your next family outing. They carry a broad selection of products, fresh apples and cider, u-pick raspberries, cider mini donuts, artisan balsamics and oils, local honey, unique gifts, farm made wine, and hard cider.

Parrish Pioneer Ranch

38561 Oak Glen Road

Yucaipa, CA 92399

Parrish Ranch produces many varieties that are unique to the area such as the Vasquez and Parkdale Beauty, as well as heritage and antique apples no longer commercially available, including Gravenstein and Pink Pearl. Also offered at the farm store is apple butter, syrups and, of course, cider. While there, stop by at the Apple Dumplin restaurant on the site for some hearty farm fare. Open Friday through Monday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Favorite Restaurants in Oak Glen:

Oak Glen Steak House & Saloon

38490 Oak Glen Rd.

Yucaipa, CA 92399

(909) 797-2844

Angus McCurdy's Restaurant

38561 Oak Glen Rd Yucaipa, CA 92399

(909) 797-2555

Apple Annie's Restaurant & Bakery

39062 Oak Glen Rd.

Oak Glen, CA 92399

(909) 797-2311

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We highly recommend wearing closed toe shoes when you visit the farms to avoid getting bitten by fire ants. Please also double check the openings before you go.